About Dakota State University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Dakota State University cost?

Dakota State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $9,147
Out-of-state $12,077
On-Campus Room and Board $6,720
Off-Campus Room and Board $6,466
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,753
$30,000-$48,000 $12,762
$48,000-$75,000 $16,096
$75,000-$110,000 $17,493
Over $110,000 $17,394

Dakota State University Financial Aid and Debt

67%

Students paying down their debt

$23,500

Typical Total Student Debt

$243

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 93% $3,961
Federal Grants 39% $4,248
Pell grants 38% $3,653
Other federal grants 17% $1,113
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 20% $1,172
Institutional grants or scholarships 61% $1,537
Student loan aid 79% $6,782
Federal student loans 78% $6,757
Other student loans 15% $7,262

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 152 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 259 Up to $1,120
Have perfect attendance for a year 194 Up to $750
Play a sport 142 Up to $600
Take a challenging class 287 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 133 Up to $6,000
Visit a college campus 266 Up to $6,000
Do community service 263 Up to $75
Attend a summer program 133 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Dakota State University Admissions

What is Dakota State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 83%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 9% of applicants
SAT Reading 430-580
SAT Math 430-585
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 92% of applicants
Composite Score 19-25

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Dakota State University Campus Life

18:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Forbes Ranking

21%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

39%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 2820
Living on campus 8%
Transfer Students 73%
Under Age 25 33%
Gender Balance
Men
53%
Women
47%

Student Diversity

30%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
83.39%
Unknown
5.68%
Black or African American
4.18%
Hispanic or Latino
3.86%
Asian
1.77%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.97%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.15%

Dakota State University Graduation Success

72%

First Year Student Retention

21%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$36,700

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Dakota State University

Address

820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Distant Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify